The North Korean nuclear dance has sometimes been perceived as a type of harmless parochial hoedown.... But with every new spin around the floor, the dance gets more serious.
So is bitcoin really now more valuable than gold now? You might need to ask a philosopher. All I know is that people sure seem to be willing to pay a lot for it at the moment.
But here's the real question that you don't see addressed: What "natural or man-made disasters" does The Crop Trust envision wiping out the genetic heritage of the earth, exactly, and who is "The Crop Trust" anyway?
Do you think you get an opinion on this? Do you think I'm here to solicit your suggestions? Oh, that's rich, sir. No, I'm here to let you know some of the options we're considering.
...it’s hardly surprising that a company chaired by Erik “We Need A New Phoenix Program” “CIA Contractor” “Trump Advisor” Prince is pushing to start a military contracting relationship with a major foreign power.
Bitcoin exchanges will continue under increasingly burdensome regulatory restrictions, but setting up accounts and transacting with others via exchanges will eventually be more time-consuming and annoying than setting up a bank account.
...the rest of the world is not that far behind. They are going to be watching the PBOC's grand experiment very carefully to see how the population goes along with it, or what kind of resistance is offered.
we must never lose sight of the fact that this argument is not about accounting procedures or statistics or dollars and cents. It is about the blood of innocent men, women and children who are being slaughtered in the name of a false narrative based on lies and perpetuated by liars.
here are some interesting documents in here. Nothing earth-shattering, no details about what really happened on 9/11 or anything like that, but some genuinely interesting documents nonetheless.
...here I am in the absurd position of having to actually say that maybe, just maybe, government death squads are a bad idea. Just ask the people of the Philippines.
President Trump’s new Executive Order on “terrorist” (sic) entry calls on the Department of Homeland Security to “expedite the completion and implementation of a biometric entry-exit tracking system for all travelers to the United States.”
...don't worry, everyone, the wizards of Wall Street are currently positioning themselves for one last melt-up before the whole thing goes down, so there may yet be time to squeeze another few meaningless points out of this stock market rally.
...the effort to biometrically register the population and the transition to cashless economy are intimately related.... the latest word from Davos is India will to skip over card-based cashless payments and go straight to biometric e-payments.
If this ended up being the year of the first North Korean nuclear attack or the rise of a neo-Communist insurgency in the West or an all-out cyberwar between major powers or a fake alien invasion, who would even be surprised at this point? We've lost our sense of normal. There is only chaos.
So trading the first year of the Trump presidency tends to boil down to this: Do you think Trump can perform the miracle he's promising...? If so, then invest away! If not, then you might have another year or two left before the chickens that were hatched by the Fed in 2008 start coming home to roost.